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HIS Kids teacher visits overwhelmed student

May 19, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

HIS Kids Christian School second grader Claire Baeher pulls out her assignment packet from Mrs. Collins assignment bin at the school's drive-up pickup.

This is an excerpt from a larger article that appeared in Wednesday's Butler Eagle. Subscribe online or in print to read the full article.

A teacher at HIS Kids Christian School in Butler came to the assistance of a second-grade student who was feeling overwhelmed trying to do her school work at home during the COVID-19 closure.

“My daughter was so sick of not being in school, not seeing her teachers, her friends. It's hard for kids. They don't understand what's going on,” Courtney Baehr said of her 8-year-old daughter, Claire. “Mrs. (Holly) Collins uses this app to communicate with parents. I sent her a message saying I need help because Claire was refusing to do anything, Crying. Just sitting at her table crying.

HIS Kids Christian School second grade teacher Holly Collins. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle

“She just wanted her teacher.”

Collins quickly replied and then went to the Baehr's home, where she sat in the front yard socially distanced from Claire and helped her with her assignments.

“Within one minute, Mrs. Collins replied, saying 'Send me your address, if it's OK I'm coming over.'

This is an excerpt from a larger article that appeared in Wednesday's Butler Eagle. Subscribe online or in print to read the full article.